Rihanna Creates Grant For Domestic Violence Survivors During Quarantine

Rihanna Creates Grant For Domestic Violence Survivors During Quarantine

She is teaming up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to help survivors.

Rihanna and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have come together to create a grant to help domestic violence survivors during the lockdown, as reported by Papermag.  According to the report, since the issuing of 'Safer at Home' in Los Angeles, the number of people being turned away from shelter homes for domestic violence survivors has grown to almost 90 per week. This has happened due to lack of capacity in these centres that are already burdened to the extreme.

Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation has, therefore, come together with Jack Dorsey to create a $4.2 million grant to help those whose safety may have come under threat due to the city's lockdown efforts.

According to the press release by the foundation, the grant will go to the Mayor's Fund of Los Angeles to "provide 10 weeks of support including shelter, meals, and counselling for individuals and their children suffering from domestic violence at a time when shelters are full and incidents are on the rise."

Rihanna has already contributed $5 million towards the efforts directed at curbing the virus and Jack has announced that he will donate '$1 billion of his equity in Square for COVID-19 aid efforts, girls' health and education, and Universal Basic Income pilot programs', according to the report.

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